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Extract partial streams ffmpeg

I am using ffmpeg last version (compiled from sources). And I have flv videos that are partially recorded from TV streams. These videos have proper video, and proper audio streams. But the subtitle ...
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Low FPS Video playback , Problem with movies in browser

I have problem with low FPS , I use Ubuntu 15.10 , I have Nvidia GT 9500 and cant play video or movies with HD it gets me low fps. I user latest driver but no solution. is there some way???
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Playing any kind of media on Ubuntu stucks [closed]

When ever I play any kind of media (audio or video) on Ubuntu, It struck in middle. I don't know how to explain this. This happens every where i.e, On You tube, On VLC, on Rhythmbox or any where else. ...
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Quicktime video frame rate changed from 20 to 30

When I plug my Canon Rebel camera into ubuntu 15.10, ubuntu looks at the files, creates thumbnails and changes the frame rate from 20 fps to 30 fps, which screws everything up. I think this just ...
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Skype Video flicker and stays on top - ubuntu 15.10

the video on skype is flickering (unless I turn of my video) and is always on top (even with my video off). I am using the latest skype version and 15.10 anyone has any idea about it? When I go to ...
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how do i play videos that show text/html decoder plugin-python is missing

I have downloaded a few videos but some of them when played with the default movie player show the following error: "python (v2.7) requires to install plugins to play media files of the following ...
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Graphics acceleration (overlay) not working - cannot resize video

I am following up on my question regarding missing i915 module. On my Dell XPS 13 (9350), if I enable the graphics acceleration in VLC (overlay), I cannot resize the video at all, it stays at native ...
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Mupen64plus not dlopen() ing mupen64plus-video-glide64mk2.so

I am running Lubuntu 15.10 on my machine currently and happen to notice something strange happening with a Mupen64Plus graphics plugin. Upon running the program, I get a strange error message ...
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FFMPG vs AVCONV: Has the CRF metric change?

I was planing to transcode a big library of old TV shows, 500GB of SD content. Since it is old, and I am not planing to store it like it is, but I just want to keep it mainly for the audio, I though ...
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Wine video quality

Have a IPCamera client (Vstarcam Super Client) that is running under wine1.8-i386. The system is Lubuntu 14.04. I can't find intel-linux-graphics-installer_1.0.3_amd64.deb so running under stock (in ...
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how to blur specific part of video in linux? [duplicate]

I am not professional video editor. Also I did not have any previous experience of any video editing software. But I want some easiest user friendly quick method of video editing. How I can blur ...
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Restream from HDHomeRun with ffmpeg

I have an older HDHR-US that does not have any upnp services and requires a special library. I can use the library on my ubuntu 14.04 server to save the video stream. I can also output to a pipe. ...
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Video does not resize and remains on top: VLC and Skype and other programs

I'm using Ubuntu 15.10 on an Asus UX305. When I open a video I can't resize it, and it flickers blue when I resize it. I show the problem here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBL2BAU8Vyk I have ...
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Issues with MTS files in 15.04

Back in 14.04 I was able to watch and edit .MTS files without any sort of issue. Some months ago I updated the system to 15.04, and it didn't happen to me to work on MTS files ever since. Now I'm ...
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VLC and Totem crashes immediately while playing H265/HEVC

I was trying to play a video of H265 mkv format on ubuntu 14.04. Whenever I try to play the video on totem,the video goes on for a few seconds and then totem crashes. In VLC,the window crashes ...
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Can we change the video driver?

Can we change the default Ubuntu video driver? I use Ubuntu Studio 15.10 and I discovered some issue with this driver when I use Google Earth. Specifically, the system tells me that my video card ...
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Slow start, video and Canon printer problems on Ubuntu 14.04

I would not say that I've read everything and I did not find an answer, but I did some research before to post this and I have find nothing to help my issues... I have a HP with i7 octa-core and 8 GB ...
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Pulse Audio crackling sound

A week ago I started getting a crackling noise whenever I played videos using VLC. Initially I thought the problem was with VLC so I installed MPV but the issue persisted because it was pulseaudio ...
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What is .random.wisdom.d?

My home directory contains this file .random.wisdom.d It appears have something to do with audio/video files. cat .random.wisdom.d produces this output (fftw-3.3.4 fftw_wisdom #x458a31c8 ...
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create a video file from series of png images

I know there a lot of similar questions, but for some reason even after reading them it does not work. I would like to create a video from a series of png-files. The files are named like ...
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Multiple files as input to ffmpeg not found

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and have compiled ffmpeg 2.8.4 from source with these options: ./configure --enable-gpl --enable-libass --enable-libfaac --enable-libfdk-aac --enable-libmp3lame ...
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Activiating integrated webcam on Toshiba Chromebook

We are having trouble activating the Chicony integrated web cam in a Toshiba CB30 - 102 Chromebook. It did not work with Ubuntu 14.04 and is still not working with Ubuntu 15.10 after trying many ...
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How to get md5sum for online video without download

I am using Ubuntu. Is it possible to check md5sum of a video using its URL? In man md5sum : md5sum [OPTION]... [FILE]... So no URL. Is there any way to check md5sum
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Degrading streaming video performance (Google Chrome and 15.10)

I'm currently running Ubuntu 15.10 and the latest beta of Google Chrome 48.0.2564.48, and whenever I try and stream video through Chrome, performance drops off rapidly. I can start a video, but after ...
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Hard disk's too slow to play a huge raw AVI file

I have a huge AVI file. The video player (VLC) stops every about 10 seconds because the HDD doesn't read fast enough. (details here) I want to be able to play this video. Anyone knows a workaround? ...
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Trying to watch Hulu, need hal [duplicate]

I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I cant let you watch hulu. -- hal I I tried to watch a video on hulu.com. Just as I thought it might play, I got a message saying I need to install hal, and do some other ...
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VLC won't play most of my file formats

first time poster on here, on and off Linux user over the last 20 years. Running 64bit Ubuntu 15.10, downloaded the latest VLC from the Software Center (2.2.1-3), also found out that I needed to ...
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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive gameplay glitches after 14.04 upgrade

I've upgraded my machine to Ubuntu 14.04. Before the upgrade, I was able to play cs:go fine, but now there is a glitch: as soon as the gameplay came on the screen it is all fuzzy, like static on a ...
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OpenShot opens .webm file as audio

Tried to edit this file: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/ab/Acute_leukemia.webm in OpenShot 1.4.3, which is what the Ubuntu Software Store has and what the OpenShot site says is ...
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How to convert .ts file into main stream file losslessly?

I have a file that ends in .ts (e.g., here are the first 10 MB). I would like to convert it to a more main stream format (e.g., mp4, MPEG2-PS...), in a lossless way if possible (i.e., remuxing). I ...
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Why is my screen choppy when I play HD videos?

I am using Xubuntu 14.04 on an ASUS X55V(i3 CPU and Nvidia 610m GPU). I installed the recommended proprietary driven in the GUI (352.63). I installed Nvidia Settings, too, and it lets me choose if I ...
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How to leave hardcoded subtitles unchanged when resizing videos using Handbrake

Well, the title basically says it all. I was trying to resize a video using Handbrake (it worked BTW, video and audio was synced and smooth as can be) but when I got the re-sized video, the hardcoded ...
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VLC can't play large raw avi 1080p video

I recorded a huge raw avi video using SimpleScreenRecorder but it can't be played smoothly. Every about 10 seconds the video stops to render. How can I avoid this. I don't think my computer can't ...
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My cat stepped on keyboard, now VLC has no sound

As described in the title... my dumb ass cat stepped on my keyboard, and now VLC has no sound. I have determined that it is not a problem with the speakers or connection by playing youtube videos with ...
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How can we read a VCD disk into Ubuntu?

A friend of mine asked me to rescue some familiar videos he has into a CD-R disk. But, the disk was written with Roxio VCD format (not the standard video disk format). So... When I try to read it ...
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How to resize 720p videos to 480p using Handbrake

Can anyone provide me a step-by-step process on how to change a video's resolution from 720p to 480p using Handbrake? My netbook can't smoothly run 720p videos so I was thinking of reducing them to ...
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Intel vaapi : can't play mkv with vlc

I can find why I can't play any mkv file with vlc, it seems there is a drawing error, is there a workaround or something ? I have optimus (intel+nvidia) and i'm using bumblebee with last nvidia driver ...
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Nvidia color settings reset on Youtube

I'm new here and I'm facing a small issue with the nvidia-settings when opening a Youtube video. I have my color settings the way I like it but as soon as the Youtube video loads, the color settings ...
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how to have thumbnail for image/video in dash and nautilus?

I'm running ubuntu 15.10. For some videos on my external drive, I have thumbnails in Nautilus. I have try to empty cache and change settings in nautilus Edit/preference/preview, but I still don't ...
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Problems with sound after running a video file (mp4, avi)

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 and have been experiencing issues with my audio. Everything was working fine until I opened a mp4-file with VLC and chose an audio device. I'm new at Ubuntu, and though I ...
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Terratec Grabster AV350 video input

I'm using a Xubuntu 14.04 where I'd like to input video through the above mentioned USB device. By default, the wrong driver is used (as for example described here). With my installation, the commands ...
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Hevc/h.265 doesn't play even after installing libde265 and everything [duplicate]

I installed libde265 and all the plugins for VLC and everything. I tried various ppas, I also installed Kodi Media Centre, but nothing works. After all this, I tried downloading VLC 3.0.0 but it is ...
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Bad Youtube video quality on Ubuntu 14.04 with NVIDIA card

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 with an NVIDIA GTX 960 and the latest drivers. When I watch HD video on Youtube it has really poor quality, while HD videos from disk look normal with VLC. Tested it with ...
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Login screen goes black on 15.10

First I just want to say I consider myself a beginner using Ubuntu. I've read through most of the forums I could find which were related to this my problem and couldn't find a method which works. ...
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Newly installed Firefox 43 crashes when videos are played

Both my wife and I have 12.04LTS on our desktop PCs. Last Saturday a routine apt-get upgrade upgraded us from Firefox 42.0 to Firefox 43.0. The new version crashes consistently if you try to play and ...
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Converting Video on ubuntu 15.04 with low space memory

I was using Ubuntu 14.04 on the computer. My new ut3s mini pc has Ubuntu 15.04 dual boot. None of my video converters work. Selene looks like it gets the job done, but it writes video to the /tmp ...
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Video display problems Ubuntu on Asus UX305: Skype (and VLC and other programs)

I'd greatly appreciate any help with the following. I have problems with video display, occurring in VLC, SMPlayer and in Skype. For VLC and SMPlayer I have found a workaround, for Skype not. The ...
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Gstreamer 0.10 on imx6 Board can't play video with audio

I'm working with an imx6 board. I have to stream a video file, let's say a MP4 file called "video.mp4", from file to screen. First i had some problems trying to run only the video, eventually i ...
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How to apply lossy compression on a file/video using the command-line? [duplicate]

How can I apply lossy compression on a video using the command-line? When I use the default compression tool available in Ubuntu (ie. package the video into a tar.gz, zip, etc. file), I don't get ...
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Poor video performance in Firefox

I'd like to try to switch back from Chrome to Firefox, but there is an issue that makes it impossible. When I play any video with Firefox it works very slow and quality worse than in Chrome. For ...